Nasrid palaces : Michelin's recommendations
Built in the 14C, they form the heart of the Alhambra. At first sight, you cannot imagine the richness, the variety and the originality of all the interior decoration that make this place such a wonder. The invitation to dreams and peace begins with a rectangular area, Mexuar, where you will notice the attractive lower level of azulejos (tiles) and the epigraphic decor which runs along the walls. The visit continues through three courtyards around which the palaces are spread. In the courtyard of the Gilded Room, admire the south wall, totally recovered in refined decor, it is a concise summary of the Nasrid art. Opposite, the Gilded Room, has a magnificent view over the Albayzín. In the Myrtle courtyard, do not miss the imposing crenellated tower of Comares which contrasts surprisingly with the lightness and grace of the gallery porticoes; the Barca room topped with a superb dome and especially the sumptuous Ambassadors' room whose marvellous dome depicts the seven heavens of the Koran and has more than eight thousand pieces of wood of different shades. The famous courtyard of the Lions, where everything is laid out around the old fountain protected by 12 rustic lions, it is a yet more marvellous sight. Admire the refined ornamentation of the Abencérajes room, the Kings room, the Two Sisters room and of the belvedere of Lindaraja. Before leaving the Nasrid Palaces, cross to the apartment of Washington Irving to gain access to an open gallery which has a superb view over the Albayzín.
- Address : pl. de los Aljibes E - 18009 Granada18009Granada